It has been 41 days since Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi disappeared. Today, Woyanne propaganda chief Bereket Simon told BBC that Meles is in “a good condition and recuperating,” but declined to give details on his whereabouts.
His wife Azeb Mesfin has also disappeared from public view for the past 11 days. It was reported on July 20 that she went to Italy. She has not been seen since then, and she is not attending the TPLF central committee meeting that is underway in Addis Ababa, even though she is a high-ranking member.